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Havana – a step back in time

Since 1519, Havana has grown into a sprawling city of over two million inhabitants but Old Havana, marked by its former city walls, still holds the magic of years gone by. With its original city design still intact, five plazas stand strong with their own unique architectural identity, including Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza del Cristo, and Plaza de la Catedral. You’ll also find a host of historic buildings and monuments among the baroque and neoclassical architecture from cathedrals to private houses and more. The city’s fertilizations, which protected the port and dockyard is also a sight to see with parapets, fortresses and sweeping views. Courtesty of Sunwing

Breathtaking Halong Bay


Topping travel wish lists the world over, Ha Long Bay may well be the most iconic natural heritage site on Earth. From its emerald waters and dramatic limestone karsts to the charming, nostalgic junk boats, which have come to characterize the region – Ha Long Bay is a World Heritage Site you won't want to miss on your visit to Southeast Asia. View the newsletter

Budapest

At first sight, Budapest makes a statement. Particularly from the perspective of the mighty Danube, which it straddles via no fewer than 15 bridges as the perfect vantage point to view the splendid Hungarian Parliament and underneath the mid-19th century Chain Bridge – a destination experience unto itself. View the newsletter

Cairns – Everything You Need!

Located in Queensland's tropical Far North where coconut palms and mango trees sway in the breeze and the beaches are heavenly, Cairns is Australia's fifth-largest city. The menu of incredible things to see and do in this coastal city is packed with the sensational and encompasses some of the most unique experiences you can have anywhere in the world.

Cairns is the city that acts as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef –the largest coral reef on Earth and home to an underwater marine wonderland so dazzling it draws visitors from every corner of the planet. Dive, snorkel, fly over it on a scenic flight, or take a glass-bottom boat trip to enter this rainbow-colored fantastical world that is teeming with life.

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